China Mourns Cuba's Fidel Castro Despite Past Animosity
"His glorious image and great achievements will go down in history," said Chinese President Xi Jinping
Tributes to Fidel Castro crowd the sidewalk near the Cuban Embassy in Beijing, NBC News reported.
Wreaths and bouquets of white and yellow flowers compete for space among written tributes, apples and a pair of roses carrying the message: "Your Hero, Our Hero."
"His glorious image and great achievements will go down in history," Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a written statement.
The outpouring came despite the often-chilly relations between the two Communist stalwarts.
Published at 6:13 AM EST on Dec 1, 2016 | Updated at 6:15 AM EST on Dec 1, 2016